Thin Mint Ice Cream Pizza

A Winning Combination: Cookies, Ice Cream And Pizza

(NAPSI) – Pizza and ice cream are perennial favorites with the younger set, so why not go for the entertaining and appetizing combination of a pizza made with ice cream?

Creative ideas like that are the inspiration for a popular contest that invites youngsters to put together recipes for a chance to win such delicious prizes as a year’s supply of ice cream.

The Dreyer’s/Edy’s Junior Chef Recipe Quest asks kids to dish out their creativity and come up with original snack and dessert ideas, starting with one main ingredient: ice cream inspired by Girl Scout Cookies.


Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to submit original recipes featuring one of the following five flavors: Dreyer’s/Edy’s Girl Scouts(r) Tagalongs, Thin Mint, Samoas, Thin Mint Light or Samoas Light Cookie Ice Creams. Recipes must be fun to make, have interesting ingredients and taste good. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each carton, available nationwide through the end of April, goes to support Girl Scouting.

This 2005 winning recipe, created by a 10-year-old from McMinnville, Oregon, will be featured on one million cartons of Dreyer’s/Edy’s Thin Mint Ice Cream this year:

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pizza

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Makes8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 15-17 oz. package brownie mix for an 8 x 8-inch pan
  • 8 to 10 large scoops Dreyer's/Edy's Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 15 Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies
  • Candy-covered chocolate pieces
  • strawberries Fresh-sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare brownie mix as package directs. Grease a 12' round pizza pan. Spread brownie mix on pan and bake 15 minutes or until brownie tests done per package directions. Cool completely on pan.
  • Place scoops of ice cream on top of brownie. Let soften slightly, then spread evenly. Return to freezer for 15 minutes or until firm.
  • To make whipped cream, beat cream and sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spread whipped cream over ice cream. Arrange Thin Mint Cookies, candy pieces, and strawberries on top of cream to create a 'pizza.' Freeze at least one hour or until cream is frozen. Cut into wedges to serve.

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